Thank you Carla for sharing this recent sewing project for your daughter. The navy and white polka dot is such a smart and versatile look for work. I know she will enjoy wearing this for years to come!
Simplicity 1692—View D
I made a muslin to fit my daughter. I knew she would not like the buttons on the shoulders nor the trim around the neck or sleeves. So, my plan was just to seam the shoulders and leave the trim off. I chose the navy polka dot silk (sold out but other silks are here) thinking it would hang well! When fitting the muslin, it fit in the bust but was too tight in the hips. Even though the pattern showed it tucked in, it was way too short to tuck! So, I added width at the bottom and tapered the seam to fit at the bust. I added 1 and ½ inches length. One pattern review said they raised the tucks ½ inch—so I did the same thinking it would fit a little better under the bust!
Since I was working with a silk, I wasn’t sure how the invisible zipper would do in the side—especially after I made the seam more curvy by adding width at the bottom. I thought I’d stabilize the seam before inserting the zipper. I used an iron on light weight knit stabilizer—it’s just what I had that I thought would work! The zipper went in fine, but I’m not sure I like the way it hangs. I’m kind of thinking the pattern and fabric was not that great of a match. And I’m also not sure I like having an invisible zipper on the side when it’s planned to tuck in. Too much bulk!